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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We visited the gardens on a couple of days, the first we got a rickshaw, the second we walked. The rickshaw was by far the coolest option and the guide took us exactly where we wanted to go. An early start is well worth it as there are less day trippers especially in the Maya Divi temple. Take a pair of socks with you as shoes have to be removed but the floor can be very hot, popping on socks can make things a lot easier. It is well worth exploring this huge complex, there is always a quiet corner where you can sit and take everything in. Late afternoon is lovely for a stroll, the day trippers have gone and it's not as hot.
The toilets are in old railway carriages, there are two fees, one for a long toilet and one for a short toilet. We paid the short toilet price, we were directed to different sides of the carriage, one to a hole in the floor, the other to a western toilet, not sure what the long toilet cost was for!

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank derwent10
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Measuring 6x4kms this is Nepal's vision of commercial tourism. The concept of the Maya Devi temple at one end and the Peace Pagoda at the other is an intriguing one. Especially since the space between is intended to house upto 40 monastaries. Rickshaws provide transport for those less inclined to walk (fixed rates) and a splattering of eateries and trinket stalls line the route. Whilst not overwhelming impressive it most certainly is worth a walk around and, at no cost, should form part of your visit.

Date of experience: March 2014
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

There is nothing in Lumbini. Except only mosquitoes. MANY mosquitoes. I hope they are not dangerous, because tourists can get twenty bites a night. Excuse me. There are cows and power-cuts, too. Not only mosquitoes.
But cows, mosquitoes and power-cuts don't make Lumbini a place worth to visit. Not at all.
The many monasteries don't, either.

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank Sean G
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

There are a number of monastries in Lumbini and several more are under construction. One would get tired if he tries to cover all of them in one day. The best ones are German Monastry, World Peace Pagoda, Mayadevi Temple( the birth place), Myanmar, Thailant, Srilanka, Nepal Monastries. The sad part of Lumbini is that no proper directions are given at any place. You have to pick up the map and try understand yourself or keep asking people. Better to ask a person who has visited and then try and cover only those monastries. Though the place has a world importance, the areas is not so well developed and not many good quality hotels or restaurants are available. Kasai hotel and Lumbini Hokke hotel are the best ones. Administration needs to really do a lot of work to make the place a little easy for the tourists. Its impossible to cover it on your feet and you will have to hire a hand pulled rickshaw or take your own vehicle inside. the vehicle tickets are available at the lumbini bus park. There is no guided tour and tourist is left to himself to keep finding which one is a good and worth visiting monastry. Why cant the administration make available a guided tour through their vehicle to cover the entire site at a reasonable charge.

Date of experience: March 2014
1  Thank MumbaiIndia
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We visited Lumbini ,the birthplace of Buddha. It was a great feeling being there.We were amazed looking at all the different monasteries there built by different countries. They portray how different countries have different designs on their worship place although they all follow the one and only teachings of Buddha . The monastries from Korea,Nepal, Sri Lanka, Germany and Thailand to name a few have different but beautiful architecture. The area covered was very vast and we took a riksha ride from one place to another. Most of all was the place where Buddha was born and now declared a heritage site

Date of experience: February 2014
1  Thank Annarani K
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